The Leinster Council have announced that the capacity of Hill 16 will be reduced by over 4,000 for the upcoming provincial football semi-final between Dublin and Kildare.
The decision was taken because of safety concerns. This now means that just over 8,000 fans can take to the hill for the double header at Croke Park on Sunday week. However, the move has led to concerns among Dublin fans that they may not get tickets to the match as a result of the cutback.
Leinster Council chief executive Michael Delaney does not believe that this will be a problem,saying:
“If we use the Meath game in Croke Park last year as a benchmark, there were only 6,000 tickets sold for that so we should be okay”.
Despite the fact that the match clashes with the Irish Derby, Croke Park are expecting to see it’s biggest crowd of the year for the game.